Getting started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

In this lab, you’ll get hands-on experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4. We’ll guide you through the typical use cases and common interactions with the platform, including instance, network, and volume creation and administrative tasks.

The lab requires no previous experience with OpenStack and is intended to be an introductory session with direct access to a pre-configured environment.

Installing & administering Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3

This lab will cover the installation and administration of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3. You’ll

  1.  Install Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.3.
  2.  Install and configure Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor.
  3.  Deploy one or more virtual machines using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI.
  4.  Manage deployed virtual machines using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI.
  5.  Manage virtual networks using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI.
  6.  Manage storage domains using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager WebUI and more.

 

Fundamentals of LVM with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

The Linux logical volume manager (LVM) provides advanced features for the management of storage, data redundancy, data archival, and simplified recovery techniques.

This 2-hour lab will cover everything from the basics of storage device management to the advanced implementations of data protection and recovery. It will:

  • Include a series of lectures and hands-on lab activities using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to give you a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of LVM.
  • Briefly cover LVM basics.
  • Detail the new and emerging features including RAID, snapshots, thin provisioning, thin snapshots, snapshot merging, and LVM caching (i.e. SSDs over HDDs for performance).

Red Hat Enterprise Linux identity management

As hands-on lab participants, you’ll learn how to set up an instance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux identity management. You’ll:

  • Install a basic operating system.
  • Configure host-based access control, centrally-manged users, groups, sudoers, automounts, and SELinux profiles using a web GUI.
  • Integrate with NFS, OpenShift by Red Hat, and OpenStack.
  • Explore the high availability options for Red Hat Enterprise identity management.

Containers & resource management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta provides a robust capability to manage system resources without the need for complete virtualization by way of Linux Containers and resource Control Groups (cgroups).

This 2-hour lab will include a series of lectures and hands-on lab activities to demonstrate the rich new features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta on a variety of application workloads. You will learn how to apply CGroup policies to various system resources (CPU, memory, network, storage), explore the impact of those policies, and further enhance resource management with the addition of containers and SELinux.

Experience the future with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is coming! Through a guided presentation and lab, you’ll experience some of the new and enhanced features planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux beta release. The lab will cover:

  • Expected changes from Red hat Enterprise Linux version 6 to version 7.
  • Installation and upgrade options (Anaconda).
  • System start up and configuration (grub2, systemd).
  • Firewall management (firewall-cmd).
  • User interface (Gnome3).
  • Containers.

You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of new features and capabilities planned for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. A Red Hat solutions architect and a Global Support Services technical account manager, who speak with and help a variety of customers daily, will facilitate the lab.